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High sugar intake increases risk of pancreatic cancer by 51-93%
Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:52 am Email this article
A high sugar intake increases the risk of pancreatic cancer according to a study from Sweden. Sweetened Fruit Soups or Stewed Fruit
Risk associated with intake of sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit
People consuming the most sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit were 51 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.
Risk associated with intake of sugar
Those consuming the most sugar were 69 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.
Risk associated with intake of soft drinks
And those consuming the most sugary soft drinks were 93 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.
Conclusion : Sugar intake may increase risk of pancreatic cancer
“High consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods may be associated with a greater risk of pancreatic cancer,” the authors of the paper concluded.
Larsson SC, Bergkvist L, Wolk A. Consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened foods and the risk of pancreatic cancer in a prospective study. AJCN. 2006 Nov, 84(5):1171-76.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Nutritional Epidemiology
National Institute of Environmental Medicine
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